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Kerb appeal…

Added on August 14, 2014

The importance of kerb appeal…  Selling your property is competitive especially if there are similar properties for sale on your road or in neighboring roads. What can you do to put your property above the rest? Having a good ‘kerb appeal’ is very important. Buyers will drive around an area before deciding if they want to view a property there. If there are two properties on the road but they only have time to view one you want to make sure your property is chosen. Maximise your chances of getting buyers through your door by making the outside of your property presentable and welcoming. Take a look at the outside of your property and imagine what potential buyers would pick up on. You may overlook small...Read More

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Kings are recruiting!

Added on April 23, 2014

Job Title: Negotiator / Administrator Job Description: This is a varied position which involves the following: Actively generating new business, Conducting viewings Registering/Managing applicants for sales and lettings Giving vendors/ landlords daily feedback, Property Management including dealing with maintenance issues and carrying out quarterly property inspections Negotiating sales and lettings Progressing sales and lettings through to completion/move in Maintaining and building on current market and area knowledge Monthly Newsletter and social media marketing Canvassing May be required to Draft Tenancy Agreements and other compliance related documents and general administrative duties.   It is imperative for the successful candidate to be self-motivated, enthusiastic, be able to deliver under pressure and be confident dealing with applicants and clients both in person and over the phone. Experience in sales/lettings...Read More

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Kings’ mobile website now live!

Added on April 4, 2014

It wasn’t that long ago we were celebrating the launch of the all-new Kings desktop website and since it went live, our visitor numbers have dramatically increased. When we were analysing our data it struck us that many more people than expected were searching our website using mobile devices. In some instances over 30% of the website traffic was from smartphones and tablets. Responding to demand and to make our mobile users’ experience smoother and quicker, Kings is delighted to announce the mobile version of our new website is now live. The new mobile site works on all major mobile platforms, whether iPhone, Android, Nokia or Windows. The site is fast and high-performing, and is specifically designed to feel like an “app” – which means that typical mobile...Read More

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BUYING TO LET? READ THIS FIRST…

Added on March 26, 2014

BUYING TO LET? READ THIS FIRST… I’m always surprised how often prospective landlords come into Kings and say: “Okay, where should I buy?” Now, even though Tunbridge Wells is an excellent town for a buy-to-let investment, that’s not a straightforward question, simply because any buy-to-let purchase involves multiple considerations. And at this point you’re probably thinking, yes, okay, but seriously, where should we buy? Well, a short answer is that any property within a mile of Tunbridge Wells town centre is a very safe bet, not least because you have a reliable if expensive commuter line to London. Unsurprisingly, the rents around the station usually command premium levels, and things like having your own parking is a huge bonus and can help attract a premium in...Read More

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Q: SHOULD I MARKET MY PROPERTY NOW OR WAIT TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS?

Added on November 16, 2013

Q: SHOULD I MARKET MY PROPERTY NOW OR WAIT TILL AFTER CHRISTMAS? A: This is a classic dilemma for home owners this time of year, most people are under the impression that its best to wait because no one is looking. However there are already hundreds of potential buyers currently in the market place, who have been on the market the past few months patiently waiting to sell, and now that they have sold, they are keen to find their next dream home regardless of the time of year. This type of scenario fills this time of year, with the serious buyers! Our advice is to market your property now, when your potential buyer has less choice or before they buy another property. And just think,...Read More

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Understanding Rental Yields

Added on August 3, 2013

Understanding Rental yields A rental yield can be calculated on either a gross or a net basis. The difference between the two is whether the yield is inclusive of exclusive of costs. When you purchase a Buy to Let there are two ways in which you can make a return on your investment: capital growth and rental income. Usually you would look for a combination. Capital growth refers to the change in a properties value over a period of time. Capital growth is hard to forecast and you should remember that house prices can fall as well as rise. Rental income is the rent that you receive from your tenants. Like house prices rents can go up and down. Calculating a rental yield of a property...Read More

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Charity Fundrasing Events

Added on July 11, 2013

A Big Thank You For All Of Your Support!     We would like to thank you for all your kind support with our charity events so far this year. With your help we managed to raise £664 in donations towards The Motor Neurone Disease Association. Mike completed the Tough Mudder, a hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by British Special Forces, in a fantastic 2hours 10mins! Yasmine, Gemma and Harriet ran 5KM around RegentsPark dressed as superheroes in 40 minutes!Read More

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Seasonal buying

Added on April 23, 2013

Be cautious of seasonal buying… Spring and summer are the most popular seasons for house hunting. If you are starting your property search this summer there are a few things to think about. The most being that the warmer months do not last very long in this country! You might love the big windows and cool rooms within the summer months but how much will you love the draft in winter? Once you find a property that you like it is important to view it at different times of the day. This will help you see the different levels of natural light. It will also give you an idea of the neighbourhood in the evening. The rooms may be cool in summer but are they double...Read More

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Charity Fundraising

Added on February 22, 2013

Fundraising For Charity Kings Royal Tunbridge Wells have chosen to support a charity this year and will be carrying out fundraising events to raise money. We have chosen MNDA (Motor Neurone Disease Association) as our charity as we have family connections to the charity and will be raising money in memory of Brigadier John Robert Heath. Our first fundraiser will be in May when Harriet Stephens, Gemma Heath and Yasmine Gotts will be taking part in a 5km run through Regents Park dressed as Superheroes! Later in the year Mike Heath will be taking part in Tough Mudder – A hardcore 10-12 mile obstacle course designed by Special Forces to test your all round stamina, determination and camaraderie. We have created a JustGiving page: http://www.justgiving.com/kingstunbridgewells where all donations...Read More

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New Website

Added on November 5, 2012

Kings are proud to announce the launch of our long awaited new website. With so many agents cutting back on marketing and staffing levels with the tough economic climate, Kings are proud to be bucking the trend. The launch of our new website is one of many progressive moves the company has made in Tunbridge Wells. The office has been fully refurbished also and gone from strength to strength this year making a real impact on the town with good old fashioned hard work. Nicholas Heath, Managing Director - one of the most experienced agents in the area feels that the traditional ethics of estate agency blended correctly with all the modern advancements that technology can offer is the only way to make sure you are offering the...Read More